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The Organizette!, Issue #61 -- Holiday Planning
November 03, 2013
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It always amazes me how quickly things move this time of year. One week we’re super busy with Halloween fun and then BAM, the day after Halloween we’re saying “Christmas is next month!”. Oh, I know, the stores have been promoting Christmas for quite some time now, but I don’t really think about it until the day after Halloween.
However, today IS November 1st and it’s time to get planning for the holidays ahead. If you don’t like to feel crazy rushed with the details and “to dos” for Thanksgiving and Christmas or Hanukkah, then you should join us for the monthly mission and get started right now. You don’t have to sing Christmas Carols for the next 2 months, but just get your planning started.
Step one around my home is to get the Halloween stuff all put away this weekend. We also need to do a major house tidying up session. When things are busy (and some kids thrive on making messes) our home can get way out of control. This is one of those times, and it drives me crazy! I really need for things to get cleaned up around here in order to move forward and to be able to hear myself think instead of only hearing that voice saying “this place is a mess!”
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Did you know…
I actually like getting some catalogs in the mail, from companies I like, especially during the holidays to help with gift ideas. However, some companies really overdo it! I only need one catalog for the season, not one every couple weeks. How do you feel? According to the
Junk Mail Report:
51.1% of people receive 1-5 catalogs per week!
60% of people keep their catalogs less than one day.
The Monthly Mission – Holiday Planning
Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today. That is the basic idea behind getting ready for the holidays. The more you can get done ahead of time, the more time you have to relax and enjoy the holidays. Plan ahead, start early, and enjoy yourself. To follow along with our monthly mission for November,
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Here are some pertinent pages on the website you may have missed along with any new pages.
Schedule Your Fun and Activities!
There is a lot to do for the holidays, shopping, cooking, and doing fun activities. Don’t let it overwhelm you and put a damper on enjoying the holiday season. To make sure you have time for it all, schedule it now. You don’t want to get to the end of the holiday season only to realize you still have more to do than time allows and have to eliminate some fun things you wanted to do.
Make an activity list
Put everything on the calendar
If everything is on your calendar, you can follow that. Or you can use the master holiday to do list and indicate after each task which week it’s to be done. Or, you can make a weekly list of things to be done during each week. You need to find what works best for you. We are each unique in how we like to organize our lives.
The point is, make a plan ahead of time. Preparing for the holidays makes many people stressed and crazy feeling. But as much as you may not want to think about the holiday season just yet, by starting NOW, you will actually be doing yourself a favor. (You can hold off on the holiday music for a while though if you like.)
Enjoy the next few weeks, do a little bit at a time and it will all get done without being overwhelming.
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